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Why do I need a sight test with an optometrist?

Q.  Why do I need a sight test with an optometrist?

A.  Many of us mix heavy computer use, driving and television in our everyday lives, putting our eyes under strain. Everyone should have a regular eye examination every two years, or as advised by your optometrist. In particular, this applies to anyone over the age of 40, those with a history of glaucoma in the family, or if you have diabetes.

Eye tests also detect common problems and conditions that may affect the rest of the body, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

What are the benefits of wearing prescription sunglasses?

Q. What are the benefits of wearing prescription sunglasses?

A.  Prescription sunglasses not only allow you to see, just as a normal pair of glasses does, but they also reduce eyestrain, still allowing for normal colour perception.

At Space Healthcare, we chose to supply Maui Jim sumwear. There patented polarisation process give prescription lenses that have to be seen to be believed. Simply the best!

How do I keep my eyes safe in the sun?

Q.  How do I keep my eyes safe in the sun?

A. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, it’s important to have a spare pair of prescription sunglasses to keep your eyes safe. They are especially important around midday when UV light is strongest, and when around water, as sunlight bounces off, making its effects even stronger.

A good pair offers 80% light reduction and we advise patients to pick close-fitting sunglasses to help prevent light getting into their eyes.

Our experts can advise you on what is best to suit your lifestyle, but we recommend choosing brown, amber, green, or grey lenses. It is important to remember that the colour of lenses chosen has no bearing on the ability to filter out harmful UV rays.

Space Healthcare researched the market carefully, to select only the best sunglasses. One manufacturer stood out from the crowd: that’s why we offer Maui Jim. Try them out – you’ll see why we think they are the best sunglasses in the world!

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